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    Would one administer "Adaquan" on their own?
    Or would that be done by a Vet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    Would one administer "Adaquan" on their own?
    Or would that be done by a Vet?
    The vet can help you with dosage and supply... You can give the injection if you want.
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    We will often teach the client how to give the Adequan injections. They are typically twice a week for 3-4 weeks, then once a week for another month and then scaled back to 1-2 a month. Given sub-q, just under the skin works well, don't need to give in the joint or in the muscle. Really good stuff for arthritis.

    Also use fish oil daily if the food doesn't have much omega 3 fatty acid in it will help, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr tim View Post
    We will often teach the client how to give the Adequan injections. They are typically twice a week for 3-4 weeks, then once a week for another month and then scaled back to 1-2 a month. Given sub-q, just under the skin works well, don't need to give in the joint or in the muscle. Really good stuff for arthritis.

    Also use fish oil daily if the food doesn't have much omega 3 fatty acid in it will help, too.
    We are starting the Adequan today.
    (He is also on Cosequin with MSM.)
    The Vet will administer the first couple of doses.
    Should I ask him to teach me?

    The thing is, the price is not prohibitve to me.
    And I have a few phobias in life.....snakes, spiders and needles.

    All the X-rays were very good......no damage, just a small amount of arthritis in the area of the patellar luxation surgery.
    The cloudiness in the area was minimal.......so maybe we can get this squared away for him early on.


    Thanks everyone for the advice and comments and pm's.
    I truly appreciate it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    Should I ask him to teach me?

    The thing is, the price is not prohibitve to me.
    And I have a few phobias in life.....snakes, spiders and needles.
    Yes. It is so much easier than heading to the vet twice a week. It only takes a few minutes. I am a needle-phobe as well but have learned to do it. I found that it is less scary if you are wielding the needle and after the first martini

    It takes just a little practice to get good. I hardly ever poke something solid or stick it through and squirt the adequan on the floor any more.

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    Been doing the cold laser treatments for about a year now. They really seem to help for a couple of days...old dog is also on adequan and meloxicam. It has helped but at 12 now (his birthday was Saturday) time is against him. This combination has worked extremely well up until now. Lately he's been getting half a tramadol daily as well. Hug your old dog...they're not here long enough.
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